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, we join president barack obama, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton, democratic leader nancy pelosi and expensive network of people in saluting ambassador chris stevens who will be remembered for his strong sense of dignity, his humility and his generous service to others. he will be truly missed by all who loved him and by all he served throughout the magnitude of his life's work. thank you for this honor. [applause] >>> members of christopher stevens family, ladies and gentlemen, let me first thank chris stevens' brothers and sisters for their warm and delightful insights into what he was really like. thank you so much. that was fantastic what you did for us. christopher stevens was obviously an extraordinary human being and contributor. every year at stanford we have a group of what we call national security fellows come. they were roughly army, navy, air force, state department. a couple weeks ago we had a meeting and the first person i called on was an army colonel. i said where were you last? he said in libya. i said did you know christopher stevens? he said everybody k
house democratic leader nancy pelosi to the podium to present a mementos you will all receive as you leave the statuary hall . >> thank you very much, mr. chairman schumer, and cochair alexander wonderful inauguration. mr. vice-president, mr. president, first lady, first lady, first lady -- [laughter] dr. biden, all of our distinguished guests. i will tell you about a gift for you. freedom now stands on the dome of the capitol of the united states. may she stand there forever not only in form, but in spirit. those were the words expressed 150 years ago by the commissioner of public buildings as the statue of freedom was placed atop the capitol during the presidency of president lincoln. that expression of the spirit of freedom is what we want you to take with you today, and it is contained in this portfolio that you will receive from the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies, along with a frame depiction of the capitol as it appeared at the start of the civil war. you heard it well described by chairman schumer in his remarks. today the statue of freedom and the spiri
of ambassador stevens. additionally, a flag has been flown over the capitol by democratic leader nancy pelosi, represented by her daughter christine pelosi. this flag has been presented to the family. in celebration of ambassador stevens life and in honor of his tremendous legacy. as i mentioned, we entered into the congressional record our testimony honoring the life of ambassador john christopher stevens. in the interest of time i won't read the entire congressional record but only an excerpt. it said mr. speaker, i rise with my colleagues to honor, celebrate and remember ambassador john christopher chris stevens. a son of northern california and the bay area, ambassador stevens tragically lost his life in the greatest service to his country. selflessly and courageously representing american values in a foreign nation he knew intimately and cared for deeply. in his diplomatic capacity,
for nancy pelosi. lou: we are out of time. we have a hard break coming. >> sure. lou: i love talking to you, conk #* congressman, or listening, but we have a hard out. is this debt deal being proposed now to vote on wednesday, it looks like, are youssef mejri going to support it? will it prevail? will it work? >> not without spending cuts. not without a balanced budget amendment, something more than kicking the can down the road. lou: oh, sounds like we slipped back a ways there. congressman, good talking with you. appreciate it. come back soon, and we'll follow your progress. >> thank you. lou: congressman, one of the terrific folks on capitol hill. no to the weekend box office. it was dominated by movies featuring actress jessica chastain, the horror film "mama," sorry to laugh, but it's a film named "mama," brought in $28.5 million. who -- i mean, you can't argue wi the market, can you? she also took second place with "zero dark thirty" taking in $16 million. i think you might consider, if you are making a movie, jessica to be featured prominently. the "silver linings playbook" third wit
'll be joining very shortly as well as nancy pelosi, chuck schumer who were escorting president obama into the building. so very exciting moment. i'm joined by john fuglesang as well as we've got special guests, michael hastings of "buzzfeed" and eric boehlert of media matters. we're very excited that we've got such experts joining us on politics on the future, really, the message from this morning which is going to be very important for the next four years. >> john: indeed. great to have eric joining us. one of our great political contrarians and truth seekers. what are your thoughts on watching the president? >> first glimpse of how much more relaxed he seems now. it is so much easier when do you it the second time. obviously he had the swearing in yesterday. sort of the pageantry. and you know, he reminds me of the portrait -- big smile on his face. he seems like he's ready to go. he's figured out a little bit how to deal with the republicans, how to deal with the city and he seems to have a plan. we'll see. >> jennifer: we'll see if we can hear them announcing right now that bill
weeks later, he sits down with nancy pelosi and harry reid, passed 780 billion in stimulus, no one having read the bill and the republicans gut it and the speeches were wrong. the president tomorrow is going to sound right, okay? if he follows through on tomorrow's speech, he has a chance to be eisenhower. i don't think he will. i think he wants to be roosevelt in his second term. but that's neither here nor there. if congressional republicans can reach out on issues, take the case of gun control, i think the house judiciary committee ought to hold hearings in chicago. this is the president's hometown. the mayor is the president's former chief of staff. they have very strict gun control. and they are the murder capital of the united states, 516 dead last year. i think having a hearing on what happened before we rush into the next, you know , panacea, would be a useful exercise on a non-partisan basis. >> this idea and the other idea the speaker talked about about members of the black caucus going into republican district is kind of fascinating. part of the problem we have is the di
democratic leader nancy pelosi. >> michael beschloss, a little different in mood from the folks who are already outside to the president and his party moving through the hallway. half of them look like they're headed for an execution. >> i think that's right. and maybe not very rationale now. four years ago, maybe because barack obama came with problems coming from almost every direction. now at least he's in a situation where he can give a speech to give a little bit more of what he would like to do rather than how he's going to respond to things that have been thrown in his lap. >> sergeant of arms broke it up a little bit by saying something to the president that got a smile out of him. but everyone is remarking the same things, david, today. the president's older and grayer. daughters have grown up. we've all changes. four years at that. look at that crowd. >> i was thinking about this. we're not the own ones glued to our screens here. the president is walking tighter and straighter, shoulders up, understanding the ceremony has a purpose because the whole world is watching our t
measure to hit the halls of congress. but house democratic leader nancy pelosi, heading into a hearing on new gun restrictions with philadelphia mayor, michael nutter, said the add crosses a line. >> i thought it was completely inappropriate to involve the president's children. they have protection because of national security and it was really inappropriate. >> do you think the nra made a mistake there? >> it's just a disgrace. >> reporter: other house democrats said the ad amounted to intimidation. >> we're dealing with people who aren't tiserribly stable, so i think that kind of ad, i think, is dangerous. >> reporte >> it was irresponsible, and you know, this is not your grandfather's nra. >> reporter: there was also outrage over at the white house. "most americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight," said press secretary john carney, "but to go so far as to make the safety of the president's children the subject of an attack ad is repugnant and cowardly." david keene it is not an attack on the president's children. >> we believe the s
. [patriotic music playing] bret: it there we see vice president joe biden introduced. nancy pelosi is behind him and then you see president obama. it is still ain't getting ready for that speech. megyn: it will all be written out for him, there is nothing to worry about. [footsepts] [footsteps] [inaudible conversations] [patriotic music playing] megyn: that was the president walking through the credits. can anybody tell me what that is? bret: it is the part right under the middle of the statuary hall where the donors. megyn: do think that is an odd name for that part of our capital? speech you know, i don't. megyn: they have emerged through the crypt and now shall begin shell began the actual ceremony. we have been listening and will continue to listen to the united states marine band. they have been playing since 1801 for thomas jefferson. they are america's oldest professional musical organization. >> the president of the united states, barack obama. [applause] [cheers] [applause] [cheers] megyn: i wonder what is going through his mind right now. bret: i don't think he is very worried. the
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